Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Winter Pursuits

Whew!  Only four more days until we see the end of February!  Are you as excited as I am?
When I visit my favourite English blogs I have been feeling a teensy bit envious to see their snowdrops, and crocus shoots, and tiny tree buds.  I know Spring will come here, eventually, and in the meantime I certainly have enough little things on the go to keep me busy.

I finished the 'C' block of my Stitcher's Alphabet:

I changed the colours just a bit:  I prefer the softer corals to the oranges the chart calls for.  Now I move down onto the next row of  D - H.  That should take me until mid or end of May if I can keep on track.

Before Christmas I purchased some Scrub It yarn from Mary Maxim.  It is a cotton yarn with a bit of fringe on it, meant to use for kitchen scrubbies.  I have been hooking away, trying out all sorts of scrubbies.  I made some roses:

I still need to add some leaves and a hanging loop to these.  I think I might try the larger ones in the shower instead of on my dishes.

I made a puff and several double sided and single sided circle scrubbers:

I think I like the single thickness circles best:  they are quicker to make and I think they will dry out faster than the double thickness ones.  I still have a lot of yarn left, so there should be many more scrubbies in my future!

I got a mad urge to make cotton dishcloths as well.  I'm not sure if it was just the desire to make up something quickly, or colourful, or my impending kitchen re-paint.  Thankfully Michaels had a sale on Bernat Handicrafter Cotton, so I was able to get my 'fix' in a few evenings.

That's it for today.  Stay warm if your climate is anything like mine at the moment, and thank you so much for visiting.  Your comments make my day!



The House with the Blue Door said...

These are lovely, Jenn! The cross-stitch is so neat and the roses are very pretty in a pretty pastel selection of colours. The dishcloths are pretty too - I've never made them because I think I wouldn't want to get them dirty! Silly, I know :) If it's any comfort we've had some very wintry weather over the last couple of days here - roll on Spring!
Cathy x

mrs. smythe said...

Such pretty, cheerful colors! I haven't seen the Scrub It yarn yet - I'll have to look for that. Those would make great gifts. And, I completely understand feeling envious of other people's weather right now. We're still locked in solid winter while the rest of my family (on the opposite end of the country) are enjoying springlike temperatures. sigh.

Carol said...

I'm feeling the same way about February ending, Jenn!! Unfortunately, we still have a few cold days to get through that include another record low temp tomorrow. At least we have our stitching to keep us busy inside!

Love your latest Stitcher's Alphabet block finish and your scrubbies and dishcloths are so lovely--almost too pretty to use :)

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